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Stories of the Past: Sunday, May 12, 2002

May 12, 2002

>>50 years ago — Institution of the first agricultural extension service in Iran is being carried on by the U.S. Technical Cooperation Mission headed by Holtville native William E. Warne.

>>40 years ago — A committee appointed by the county Board of Supervisors to study the proposed change of the name of the New River to Glenn River has recommended the river retain the name the pioneers gave it. The five-man committee was made up of representatives from the Brawley, El Centro, Calexico and Imperial areas.

>>30 years ago — Waste discharge requirements for two geothermal test wells in the East Mesa area were approved by the California Regional Water Quality Control Board meeting in Coachella. The wells, to be drilled by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, will be monitored by the water quality control board.

>>20 years ago — Farmers intend to use their two-way radios to drive up opposition to San Diego Gas & Electric Co.'s proposal to annex a portion of Imperial County to San Diego. The matter is on the agenda for the Board of Supervisors meeting today. The Imperial County Farm Bureau voted Monday night to oppose the annexation.

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